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Take the IELTS Academic, IELTS General and IELTS UKVI exam with the British Council in paper or computer format with all the protocols established by national and local authorities.

Where can I take the IELTS exam in Colombia?

In Colombia you can take the IELTS exam in Bogota, Medellin and Cali. You can check the dates and exam centres available in the registration link found in the table in the next section.

We are gradually reopening our doors and we are doing everything possible to be able to resume our IELTS exams in Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Ibague, Manizales, Pasto and Villavicencio. While this is happening, we invite you to check out our free preparation material and keep an eye on our updates during the pandemic.

How much does the IELTS exam cost in Colombia?

Test IELTS Fee 2021
IELTS Academic o General Training
(computer-delivered and paper-based)*

COP $742,500

Book now 

IELTS UKVI
Academic o General Training*

COP $761,823

Book now

IELTS Life Skills A1 or B1*

COP $651,174

Book now

*Keep in mind 

  • Some banks may add a “bank commission for international purchases” to the price of the exam for credit card purchases.
  • Before making your registration, read the information that you must take into account in the next section.

What should I take into account to book IELTS exam in Colombia?

1. Make sure you have your valid ID

The only valid documents* to take the IELTS test are:

  • for nationals: Original machine-readable or biometric passport, Citizenship Card, or Biometric Identification Card (for minors in Colombia)
  • for foreign nationals: Original machine-readable or biometric passport

*Under no circumstances will provisional identity cards (contraseña), alien identity cards (cédula de extranjería) or documents in process be accepted.

To ensure that your application is approved in our system, you must upload your identity document at the time of registration. Make sure you have a scanned copy in color of both sides of your identity document on hand at a maximum size of 1.3 MB. The file can be in JPEG, GIF or PNG format. The image must be less than 1600 x 1600 pixels. If you registered with your passport, you must upload the document as an open book, making sure that the image reflects the two pages: the one containing personal data and the next page.

On the day of the test, you must provide the same document that you used for registration, otherwise you cannot take the test and cannot apply for a refund. 

Please note that the identity document must be properly uploaded before the test registration deadline, otherwise your test will be transferred to the next available session and there will be no refund.

We cannot process incomplete registrations, so be sure to upload only your accepted document.  

If you have any problems uploading your identity document to our system according to the specifications described above, you can send it directly to servicioalcliente@britishcouncil.org.co.

2. Download and read the information for candidates

We recommend that you consult our information guide for candidates that will help you in your preparation process and allow you to familiarize yourself with the exam format so you know what to expect on the day of the test.

*Please note that IELTS is not recommended for children under 16 years of age.

3. Pay for your test

Only through our online registration system with American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard or Visa credit cards. You have up to 24 hours to make the payment, otherwise your application will be canceled (if it is the day of closing of registrations you must make the payment immediately).

4. Confirmation of the date of the IELTS test

After you register and once your payment is approved, you will receive:

  • An automatic email with access to our free online course: Road to IELTS!
  • An email with the confirmation of the start time of the two parts of the test (written and oral), and the address of the location where you will take them: This will be sent on the second business day after the last day of registration. You may receive this email in your spam folder.

Keep in mind:

  • Listening, reading and writing tests are taken on the same day.
  • The speaking test can be taken on the same day as the other sections or within one week before or after the date you have chosen for your written test.

Special requirements for IELTS candidates

We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly and objectively, and that they are provided with the optimal conditions to take their English exams. If you have hearing, visual, speech or learning difficulties and have any special requirements for the day of your IELTS exam, we can help you.

IELTS Terms and Conditions

Find out more about the conditions that apply when book your exam to take the IELTS exam with the British Council.

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